The Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life

The Institute for Practical Ethics & Public Life at the University of Virginia provides an intellectual home for professors and students from across the University who wish to pursue interdisciplinary scholarship, research and teaching on the complex ethical issues that underlie contemporary professional, organizational and public life. Formally established in November, 2000, the institute seeks to facilitate interdisciplinary exploration -- in education, scholarship, and service -- of ethical dimensions of individual and social choices in professional roles and activities and public policy.